The Association for Conflict Resolution
of Greater New York
The CUNY Dispute Resolution Consortium
at John Jay College
Monthly NYC-DR Roundtable Breakfast
(KINGS AGAINST VIOLENCE INITIATIVE)
EMERGENCY MEDICINE DOCTOR
ROBERT GORE, MD
Homicide is the #1 cause of death for Black males aged 15-24 and the #2 cause of death for Latino males aged 15-24. KAVI, also known as Kings Against Violence Intiative, is a relatively new hospital and school based youth violence intervention, prevention and empowerment program. Dr. Gore, who has too often seen the results of violence in his professional life, will discuss the KAVI program, its mission and the organization's unique approach to interpersonal violence.
Robert J Gore, MD is an attending physician, assistant residency director and clinical assistant professor at Kings County Hospital – SUNY Downstate Department of Emergency Medicine in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Gore was raised in Brooklyn. After finishing his undergraduate studies at Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA, he then went on to the State University of New York at Buffalo for medical school. He completed his emergency medicine residency training at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, where he was chief resident. His interests include mentoring, student and resident education, youth violence and violence intervention and international health.
Dr. Gore was the assistant program director for the Kings County-SUNY Downstate Emergency Medicine Residency Program for four years. He is currently the executive director of the KAVI (Kings Against Violence Initiative), a hospital based youth violence intervention prevention and empowerment program targeting teens that have been injured as a result of violence or at risk for violent and recurrent violent injury.
He is the founder and director of the Minority Medical Student Emergency Medicine (MMSEM) Summer Fellowship, which is a mentoring and enrichment program for underrepresented minorities interested in Emergency Medicine with a focus on project development.
Dr. Gore has lectured around the U.S, the Caribbean, and Asia and has worked in East Africa, Haiti and South America. Since 2008 he has been working as a consultant for Clinique Espérance et Vie in Terrier Rouge (Northern Haiti) and working towards establishing a regional health care system in the northern part of Haiti. He is on the board of directors for EMEDEX International, a non-profit organization dedicated to the global promotion and advancement of emergency medicine, disaster management and public health. He is one of the leaders of the EMEDEX "Rescue, Recover, Rebuild" initiative, a comprehensive plan to help with both the immediate and long-term health needs of the people of Haiti.
When he’s not working he is an avid wanderer/traveler, photographer, snowboarder and studies capoeira (Afro-Brazilian martial art).